Local growers and producers bring food politics to life
Ian Calder-Piedmonte of Balsam Farms spoke about the farming industry to eighth graders at the East Hampton Middle School as part of their study of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan. Judy D’Mello

Vocational courses will prepare students to fill unmet demands of local service industries
Andrew Rigby, right, the technology and manufacturing teacher at East Hampton High School, gave a lesson on shingling the exterior of a building, as part of a building trades class. Judy D'Mello

Films, including "The Breadwinner," above right, will be shown this weekend as part of the multi-venue Hamptons Arts Weekend Festival.

Florida shooting prompts protests across country
Some 300 East Hampton High School students were among thousands across the country taking part in a student walkout yesterday to pressure lawmakers for increased gun-control measures. At right, with the sign, was Gianna Gregorio. Durell Godfrey
Bridgehampton and Hayground School students joined together for a school-sanctioned walkout at Bridgehampton’s campus yesterday. Judy D’Mello

Children in the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center's prekindergarten program enjoyed time on the playground Monday after the regular school day was over. Hilary Thayer Hamann